Lives Lived: John Lind |

Lives Lived: John Lind

John Michael Lind died on Jan. 22 in Astoria, Ore. He was 92.

According to his wishes, no service will be held.

Mr. Lind was born Aug. 27, 1917, in Skive, Denmark to John Lind and Williamina (Kirkeby) Lind, who were creamery brokers. When he was an infant, the family moved to Russia. Narrowly escaping the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, they joined family in the Sutter and Point Arena areas of California.

They became U.S. citizens and moved to Petaluma, where John attended school and met Dorothy Moyles.

Mr. Lind served in the U. S. Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1946 in the Pacific theater. He was one of the first fliers to arrive in Japan.

Mr. Lind and Dorothy were married for 56 years. They had two children, William and Joan.

After their poultry ranch in Sebastopol closed, the Linds moved to Southern California, where he became a manager for the Department of Motor Vehicles.

They retired to Nevada City in 1979. Mr. Lind was a member of VFW, SIRS (Seniors In Retirement Service), Kiwanis and the 49er Fire Department.

The Linds were known for their love of travel, camping and fishing. The quintessential campground major, Mr. Lind enjoyed a good hand of cards and a stiff drink before dinner; he subscribed to the belief that WD-40 could fix almost anything.

They enjoyed cross country travel and trips to northern Europe to reconnect with relatives.

Their love of life was an inspiration to their children and grandchildren.

Mr. Lind was a loving man, positive with a sense of humor and generous heart who accepted all people. The world would be a better place if more people had such belief in their neighbors and were ready to lend a helping hand. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his children, Bill (Gin Laughery) Lind of Astoria, Ore., and Joan (Jim) Musillani of Lincoln; grandchildren Summer Lind (Michael) Kaplan of Philadelphia, Penn., Kimberly Musillani of Nevada City, Jaime Musillani of Sacramento, Robyn Musillani (Paul) Kramer of Folsom, Simon Laughery Gretsch of Salt Lake City, and Jasper Lind of Portland, Ore.; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Clatsop Care District in care of Caldwell’s Luce-Layton Mortuary, 1165 Franklin Ave., Astoria, OR 97103.

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